Interviews: Torizon

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Alternative Rock band, Torizon from Australia. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

The name Torizon is derived from the words torsion and event horizon in black holes. The coupling between spin and torsion generates a gravitational repulsion responsible for an event horizon and singularity. From a personal point of view, when life is difficult, it can feel like you are being sucked in a black hole but it is important to remember that there is a horizon at the end of it all. We shortlisted a lot of names but kept coming back to Torizon as we wanted the name to be unique and also reflect our values as a band without being too wordy or cliche. 

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

Honestly, because Alternative Rock is such a broad genre and hosts many different styles under its umbrella. There is a lot of freedom to flex our collective creative muscle and write music which feels authentic to us. As we are not bound by the necessity to stick to a certain range of tempos or key & time signatures, we tend to draw upon different styles from orchestral to heavy metal and everything in between. 

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

We all met online on websites seeking band members and projects

4. Each band member's favourite band?

Sarah Baroness, Aaron - Ghost, Jeremy - Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Mish - Evanescence

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Music was my therapy and survival mechanism during an abusive and tumultuous childhood and has always been the one constant through everything. Channeling negative energy into creating something positive from life events, a drive to keep learning, improving our musical knowledge, challenging ourselves with ideas outside our comfort zones and our shared goal to express ourselves, perform live and tour - all inspire us to keep writing new music.

6. Where was your last gig?

It was a thrash metal show at Brightside Brisbane - We had a ball! All bands were super professional on and off stage and so much fun to hang out with. The venue was packed and we were really well received, sold a tonne of merch, sound was great, made so many new friends. It was a blast

7. Where would you like to act?

Playing Wacken would be a dream come true. Any international tour would be a lot of fun. We were supposed to go to Japan in October last year but it is currently being rescheduled...fingers crossed!

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Evanescence & The Devin Townsend Project - I love their songwriting and they seem like a fun bunch to hang out with.

9. Whom not?

None so far...we are pretty open minded

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

100% I still have stage fright everytime I go onstage, especially the silence between the songs where banter is involved. My tip for beginners would be to practise, practise, practise so you can use that muscle memory to your advantage on stage. Knowing your parts inside and out individually and collectively helps you focus on your stage presence and crowd interaction. Don't be too shy to practise your movement by performing in front of a mirror. Filming every performance and reviewing it is a great way to observe where improvements may be required. Also creating an alter ego has helped me immensely. There is a very distinct difference between "Stage Mish" and I - I use that alter ego to express myself's almost like an extension of myself which is completely unaffected by my insecurities.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Evanescence, Lacuna Coil & Flyleaf have been my biggest influences and a huge part of my teenage and adult life.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

One time a fan asked me to sign his butt after a show....I politely declined haha!

13. What do you think of your fans?

They are AWESOME!!! Our fans have been amazing to us from the get go. Our lyrics highlight various aspects of mental health struggles, emotional abuse and empowerment and we have been privileged to hear some incredibly vulnerable stories from our fans, particularly during this global pandemic. We are grateful for all the love and support so far and can't wait to get our music heard in places we have only ever dreamt of!

14. What do you think of our site?

Breathing the Core covers by far the most subgenres I have personally seen. I am always grateful for sites like yours who give unsigned and underground bands a platform to showcase their music.

15. Something add?

Our mission statement is to create a musical meeting place where people of all walks of life can connect, share their lives and be a part of a unified community. We'd also like the fans to know that we are an extremely DIY band. All our marketing, photography, rehearsal, videography, recording studio and sound engineering are in house. Although COVID-19 did put a big spanner in our plan, we have been utilising this acquired free time to write more music and continue working on our music theory education. Much like others, 50% of the band has lost their income for the foreseeable future due to the recent restrictions put in place, so if you can afford to please go to our store and support us And if you can't afford it, that's ok you can support us for free by liking, sharing and following us on social media. But most importantly, please take care of yourselves and each other!

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